The time to submit a version has ended, and the voting is in progress in this Facebook gallery. For those who missed the deadline to post your entry, please keep an eye on the blog, there will be another round sooner or later :) 

 

Thanks to Oloneo software I have for you another round of my editing contest. Again you get a chance to win a copy of their great HDR editing program Oloneo PhotoEngine. If you don’t know PhotoEngine, I really suggest you try it out, as it’s one of the simplest and best HDR editing programs available. You can also see in a lot of my recent photos, that I used it to create the initial blended images, as it creates a very natural look.

You can find all the information on Oloneo and their products here: http://www.oloneo.com/en/page/home.html
and you can find a trial version you can try right away here: http://www.oloneo.com/en/page/download_form.html?product_id=pe1&type=trial
(there is no Mac version available, but you can run it in a virtual machine)

I will also provide two copies of my Master Exposure Blending tutorial as prizes.

So when you are done playing with it, here is how you can enter the contest. For those who joined already one of my other contests, the rules will be very familiar, as they are the same.

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How to join the contest

1. read the complete rules first :)
2. download the provided series of brackets showing a nice sunset at the Neusiedler see in Austria here from Dropbox
3. edit them into a final HDR photo (you can use any software and any technique, tone-mapping, blending, exposure fusion, black&white version)
4. join the contest event here https://www.facebook.com/events/1447780392128154/ and post your photo into the event or send the final edit to me, under miroslav.petrasko@gmail.com with the subject “HDRshooter contest”

Only one entry per person is permitted. Please don’t use parts of any other than the provided photos. If you post your photo to the event page, you can delete your submission and upload a new one. If there is more than one from a person, the last one is entered, all other will be deleted. If you are one of the winners from the last rounds, you are not eligible to win.

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Winners

The winners of Oloneo PhotoEngnine will be choosen by:

1st one by a jury of great HDR photographers, Elia Locardi from BlameTheMonkey, Beboy from BeboyPhotography and Dave Morrow from DaveMorrowPhotography

2nd will be selected by fans on Facebook, where everyone can vote for their favorites, once all the entries have been submitted. This voting is not in the event.  Sharing of your entries further to promote them is permitted, but entries with fake likes will be disqualified.

In both cases the person who places 2nd will receive a copy of the Master Exposure Blending video tutorial.

The latest time to submit you entry is 18th May 2014 at midnight. The voting on the winner will be held during the week from 19th to 25th May 2014 on the HDRshooter facebook page. The winners will be announced on the Monday 26th

I hope you will all have fun editing and good luck to you all :)

I reserve the right to change or amend the competition rules at any time without prior notice. By entering the competition, entrants agree to be bound by these rules. All participants can’t use the final photo for any commercial use and have to give credit to me as the original author, also I will not use their versions for any purposes other than promotion of this competition. Participants can share the photo on their FB, blog, flickr or other accounts, but still have to give me credit as the author and link back to the contest.

 

Add to CartDo you want to learn how I combine the exposure for my photo? Do you want to see how I use luminance masks to do so? Thank this tutorial series is for you.

Introducing my first ever tutorial video series “Master exposure blending“. In this video series I focus on how to combine different exposures using blending and HDR tonemaping. I explain how I prepare my photos in Lightroom, how to use layers and layer masks, how to created and use luminance masks and also how to blend with them. I also cover how I use Oloneo Photoengine and Photomatix to make the work quicker and how to blend panoramic images.

Contents

The series includes over 2 hours of video, covering these toppics

1. Welcome
2. Preparing brackets in Lightroom
3. Working with layers and layer masks
4. Luminance masks explained
5. Creating luminance masks
6. Blending two exposures
7. Blending multiple exposures
8. Using Oloneo Photoengine
9. Using Photomatix Pro
10. Blending panoramatic photos
11. Adding glow

To follow my work with luminance masks you will need a copy of any version of Photoshop. For the specific videos, I also suggest Ligtroom, as I think its the best program for photo organisation (but of course you can follow the blending videos without it). In the videos on Oloneo Photoengine and Photomatix Pro I use the respective software. In the video on Panorama blending I also use PTgui.

Additionally you will receive all the RAW files I’m using (28 in total), so you can try all the edits also for yourself.

The total download size is 1.3gb for the video files (all in 720p) and 650mb for the RAW images.

Introduction

Here you can see the welcome video, that also describes all that I will show you in this tutorial series

Sample

Here you can see the video on Adding glow. Please note, that I’m not a native English speaker.

Add to Cart

Order

The whole tutorial can be ordered for 49 USD and can be immediately downloaded.

Sample photos

Here you can see the photos I work on in this video series. You have all the needed raw files in the download.
Soft color of the cold evening
Blue hour panorama
Single frame
Calm waters

Affiliates

For all those of you who have your own page, and would like to promote my tutorial and also have a profit on every copy you sell, you can join my Affiliate program. The affiliate cut is 20% on every sale.

If you have any problems with the purchase or with the download, please contact me under miroslav.petrasko@hdrshooter.com

As every year, I’m adding a selection of my favorite shots I took during this year. And what should be a better day for this than on Christmas :). But first of all Merry Christmas to you all.

I visited few new countries (more than last year, but not as much as I would like) this year, and I think I got some great photos. So let’s get the new year started and hopefully it will be filled with a lot of great photos, taken at even better locations :)

Here you can see my favorites from 20122011 and 2010 :)

And here are my favorites from 2013
The perfect sunset
Sunrise at the bridge
The setting sun in Bratislava
Paris sunrise
Big Ben
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Blue hour by the Charles Bridge
The mirror world
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St. Stephen's Day Celebrations
Birmingham bus

And the HDRshooter photography contest, sponsored by OLONEO is over. I had for you three copies of Oloneo Photoengine, and here are the winners:

Judges vote

First of all I would like to thank you to the judges Jimmy Mcintyre from ThroughStrangeLens, Daniel Cheong from Daniel Cheong photography and Anthony Gelot from A.G. Photographe, they had a tough job choosing the winner from 170 entries.

But they did, and the winner is number 36, Marek Kijevský with his edit:

036 - Marek Kijevský

I would like to also mention number 170, Reena Goordin, who was a close second.

Facebook voting

The second winner with the most likes on his photo is number 154, Joey Bustamante . His edit:
154 - Joey Bustamante

Raffle winner

And last but not least the winner from the Oloneo Photoenginne raffle, is Ivana Cvijovic.

My congratulations to all the winners and you all will be shortly contacted by me, or by Oloneo.
And here is once more all the 170 entries, so you see how hard the judges job was :)
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The time to submit a photo edit for my Photo contest sponsored by OLONEO is over, so now the voting starts. So all of you who want to participate, just head over to this Facebook photo album  and add a like to one or more photos that you prefer.

The photo with the most likes at midnight the 8th December will be the winner.Also the judges have already been notified, so they will have the second winner selected also by that time.

And if you also still want to have a chance to win  a copy of Oloneo Photoengine, feel free to join the raffle here:

The giveaway is over, the winners have been notified


The winner of this raffle will be announced at the same time as the two other winners.

And for those curious to see how 170 versions of the same photo look like, so here they are:

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